- South Sound fishing remains slow.
- Chinook counts at Bonneville Dam set a record this week.
- Still fishing is producing catches at Spanaway Lake.
SOUTH SOUND: Remains pretty slow. There are quite a few fish coming in from Gibson Point. That is the only hot spot.
NORTH SOUND: Marine Area 9 (Admiralty Inlet) opened Thursday for king fishing. Mike Chamberlain of Ted’s Sports Center in Lynnwood expects the season to shut down by Sunday night. Coho are biting in Marine Area 10 (Seattle-Bremerton).
WESTPORT: A little bit of everything over the last couple of days. Some anglers traveled 45 minutes north for their hauls. Others stayed around the jetty. The last couple of days were fairly slow, according to the Westport Charters report.
LAPUSH: The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that 307 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery the week of July 6. They landed 386 chinook, 66 coho and 31 pink. Through July 12, 713 chinook (27 percent of the area guideline) and 126 coho (4 percent of the area subquota) had been landed.
NEAH BAY: The state fish agency reported that 1,842 anglers participated in the all-species salmon fishery the week of July 6. They caught 1,453 chinook, 462 coho and 1,428 pink. Through July 12, 3,956 chinook (47 percent of the area guideline) and 462 coho (6 percent of the area subquota) had been landed.
COLUMBIA: State officials counted 3,994 adult chinook at Bonneville Dam on July 14, the largest count for that date since at least 1939. The previous record was 1,434 fish in 1953. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is closing sturgeon fishing on sections of the Columbia and Snake rivers. The fish are under tremendous stress because of low water and warm water conditions. The moratorium will begin Saturday. Water temperatures have averaged 73 degrees over the past two weeks, compared with 64 degrees over the same span in the last five years.
GREEN: Fishing has been tough. The best path to success will be targeting high in the river system, anything above State Route 18. Target first thing in the morning or late in the evening with something flashy like a spinner.
LEWIS: Not many anglers on the water.
SKYKOMISH: Anglers are catching an occasional steelhead, but action is slow.
YAKIMA: Fly fisherman have been doing well in recent weeks.
MORTON: Last week, this lake near Kent was stocked with 1,500 rainbow trout.
SPANAWAY: Still fishing with Power Bait produces catches, but trolling continues to be a bust. The dock fishing has been spotty, but a few nice fish have been found in the mornings. The bite is usually finished by 11 a.m.
WASHINGTON: Smallmouth bass fishing and perch fishing have been great. Fish are biting at depths of 60 feet or more.
RIFFE: Last week, Tacoma Power employees released 145 spring chinook mini-jacks at Mossyrock Park.
STEVENS: Kokanee are biting.